This is the one hundred and ninety-first installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video by Vic Berger exposing and making fun of Jim Bakker’s end-of-the-world food buckets.
The ABC news magazine 20/20 has recently had some special 2 hour episodes revisiting the scandals of the 80s and 90s (Lorena Bobbitt was another for example). The Jim and Tammy Baker story was one of them (aired in January 2019). Two things I learned about the scandal. Jim Baker (and another man) raped Jessica Hahn. I had always thought it was just an extra-marital affair. The other is that Jim Baker’s PTL club was sort of a Christian alternative to normal secular talk and variety shows.
My only question about the prepper food Jim Baker is selling…why don’t the rubes just do a google search and get the buckets of food for a lot less? Watching him makes me curious, does he actually believe his own b.s. or is he just pressing the right fundie buttons? (Possibly both)
White trash religious types sure do like food in buckets for some reason. Buckets of fried chicken, buckets of French fries, bucket sized big gulp sodas.